Thursday, October 16, 2014

“Luminosity--The Art of David Michael Beck” Opening November 7th in Charleston, SC

“The Last Golden Mouse”
From 5 pm to 8 pm on November 7th, the public is invited to the opening reception of “Luminosity--The Art of David Michael Beck” at Mary Martin Gallery, 103 Broad Street.

Mary Martin Gallery, 103 Broad Street, Charleston, SC 29401

From the press release:

Beck’s successful illustration career spanned over forty years. Working for major publishers and advertising firms, his art was published in magazines, as book covers and in countless high profile advertising campaigns for companies such as: Coca-Cola, Warner Brothers, Universal Pictures, Anheuser-Bush, Dow Jones, Harper Collins, Simon & Schuster, Sony Entertainment, Hasbro Toy Company, and United Airlines

After years of executing the ideas and concepts of others he now paints subjects that are of his own many and varied personal interests.  In “Luminosity--The Art of David Michael Beck” Beck brings many extraordinary painted riches from his diverse new collection to Charleston.
Best known for painting light and his striking use of color, Beck’s work covers a very broad spectrum of imagery from the traditional to the contemporary in style. “The Last Golden Mouse” and “In the Valley of the Blue Oak” are two paintings in the exhibit which depict the more fanciful end of Beck’s collection of works.

Comment from David Michael Beck “The Last Golden Mouse” A year ago I started posting my artwork on Facebook for reasons of self promotion.  In doing so, I quickly became aware of the sheer number of cat videos posted by other felinophiles.  Mine is a family of cat lovers, and so I thought I would do a painting dedicated to these inquisitive, independent, sneaky, hairball spitting, heart endearing companions of mankind.  Thus I give you “The Last golden Mouse”

Much of Beck’s imagery is derived from personal experience and interest in the narrative intended to provoke thought and often to entertain. Paintings in this exhibit successfully do just that.   “Luminosity--The Art of David Michael Beck” will be on display throughout the month of November.

“I draw inspiration for my paintings from many places.  Regardless, each piece is executed in traditional painting technique with attention to constructing order with shape, form, tone, color and rhythm to create a palpable reality.  I work to make technical skill and emotion inseparable to inspire and bring joy”, states Beck.

Beck’s original artwork hangs in the private and public collections of such notables as George Lucas, Jerry Garcia and Mickey Hart of The Grateful Dead rock band, Donald Rumsfeld, Bill Cosby, Hugh and Christy Hefner, and the American Italian Museum.

This award winning and widely collected artist generously shares his knowledge by lecturing and teaching artist workshops around the country, and currently teaches materials and technique at the Art Academy of Cincinnati.

“In the Valley of the Blue Oak”

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